The beauty of giving Mom skincare for Mother’s Day is that it’s a win/win situation: if she’s an avid skincare junkie, you can give her a refill of her fave, or if she’s new to the world of lotions and potions, there’s an opportunity to introduce her to a game-changing eye cream or mask that’ll recharge her tired complexion. When it comes to skincare, there’s something for everyone. Do some research about how mom’s skin is feeling – is it dry? Sensitive? In need of a hydration boost? Does she prefer an uber-luxe body lotion that smells like her favourite fragrance? The list is endless so shopping will be a cinch.
Without further ado, here are the six skinsational products that’ll leave mom glowing just the way she deserves:
The Day Cream
If your mom’s looking for a moisturiser with a lightweight formula, then this is a goodie. It contains linseed extract, which is an omega fatty acid responsible for enhancing the skin’s hydration levels and preventing moisture loss. Through regular use, lines become lighter, the skin feels a lot firmer and tighter and if you have pigmentation or dark spots, this helps fade them too. This cream is a great option for winter and also has SPF 20.
The Night Cream
Night creams are designed to nourish the skin and leave you with a radiant glow when you wake up the next morning. You’ll find harungana and organic gorse extracts in this special night-time treat known to fight the dreaded sagging of the skin and assist with extra lift and skin density. The fresh floral scent of the cream will have Mom thinking she’s at a spa when she applies it. Remember to apply this product onto cleansed, dry skin. Place small dots of product on your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Gently massage in the cream using your fingertips, using an upward motion. Don’t neglect your decolletage.
The ideal facial serum for mom needs to tick the following boxes: it needs to have anti-ageing ingredients, feel great with each application and work well with her other skincare products. This powerful serum helps to correct the skin’s environmental damage, protect it from further damage and up the skin’s radiance levels. The hero ingredient is Idebenone, a powerful antioxidant that assists in achieving younger-looking skin. Apply this super serum in the morning after cleansing and before your moisturiser and SPF. It’s a game-changer for your skincare routine.
Facial masks are the best excuse for me-time and, as we all know, mom needs it more than anyone. Treat her to a one-of-a-kind mask, like this one from Sisley Paris. It’s an award-winning product and a favourite on many beauty editors’ nightstands around the globe. What makes it so special? It’s rich in antioxidant ingredients (no surprise there) such as Black Rose, Padina pavonica and Alkekengi calyx extracts. This powerful concoction helps tired-looking skin look re-energised and ready to face the day ahead – one application takes just 10 minutes. We suggest leaving it on for 15 to really soak up the benefits of the mask. Apply a generous layer of the product to dry skin and after time’s up, wipe away the excess. It smells sensational too.
The Eye Cream
We’re all for an eye cream that can perk up our peepers – and this one is known to bring back brightness to the area. *Adds several to cart* This formula contains star ingredients Matrixyl®, which helps reduce the appearance of lines, crow’s feet and other wrinkles around the eyes, Biopeptide EL to assist with sagging, and PRAI oil to add brightness and radiance. It’s a Mother’s Day-must if Mom’s eye area is susceptible to dark rings, puffiness and dehydration. Remember, be super gentle with application. Use your ring finger to pat in the product and bid farewell to tired-looking eyes.
What’s a skincare wishlist without a splurge? La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask lives up to its name, giving your skin a seriously luxurious pamper. The formula works while you’re in dreamland through the magic of its powerful anti-ageing cocktail of ingredients, namely caviar extract and exclusive cellular complex. Be warned: this rich-textured cream mask will give you the smoothest, most glowy complexion imaginable. Using the applicator, brush the entire face with product, including the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Allow the mask to dry completely and wake up to transformed skin. Mom will love it!